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10/30/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, November 6, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Standard Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until November 17, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at... 
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10/06/14Markel announces executive appointments in North America/Bermuda Claims
RICHMOND, Va., Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE:MKL) announced today that the two senior claims executives in North America/Bermuda Claims are being promoted. Nick Conca, a 25-year industry veteran, has been named Chief Claims Officer for North America/Bermuda Claims. He previously served as Chief Claims Officer for Alterra, which was acquired by Markel in May 2013. Conca is an attorney by training and has held senior positions with several leading insurance carriers and ... 
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09/30/14Markel Re announces leadership changes
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 30, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that David Kalainoff, President and Chief Underwriting Officer -- Casualty of Markel's Global Reinsurance (Markel Re) division, is retiring effective June 1, 2015. Jed Rhoads, presently Markel Re's President and Chief Underwriting Officer -- Property, will assume responsibility for leading the division in June 2015. Both were previously employed by Alterra Capital Holdings, which was acquired by Markel i... 
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09/11/14Markel Global Reinsurance adds Erik Manning, Jamie Welsby and John Duda to its team
RICHMOND, Va., Sept. 11, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today that Dr. Erik Manning and  Jamie Welsby have been appointed Managing Directors of Markel Global Reinsurance (Markel Re), Markel Corporation's reinsurance operating division. In addition, John Duda has been appointed Assistant Vice President, Reinsurance Underwriter for Markel Re. Jed Rhoads, President and Chief Underwriting Officer, Property Reinsurance for Markel Re, commented, "We are very pleased t... 
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08/29/14Markel Ventures Announces Acquisition Of Vanderpol & Den Boer
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 29, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Ventures, Inc. announced today that its subsidiary, AMF/Tromp B.V., has completed the acquisition of Tromp-Pol Baking Equipment B.V. ("Vanderpol") and Den Boer Baking Systems B.V. ("Den Boer"). Vanderpol and Den Boer design and manufacture waffle equipment, handling equipment, and ovens for bakers worldwide. Both companies are headquartered in the Netherlands. Following the acquisition, Vanderpol and Den Boer will be combined with the previo... 
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08/06/14Markel Reports Second Quarter And Six-Months Results
RICHMOND, Va., Aug. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $511.28 at June 30, 2014, up 7% from $477.16 at December 31, 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $250.6 million for the second quarter of 2014 compared to a comprehensive loss to shareholders of $149.1 million for the second quarter of 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $480.9 million for the six months ended June 30, 2014 compared to $108.6 millio... 
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07/31/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., July 31, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, August 7, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until August 18, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136... 
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07/23/14Markel Ventures Announces Acquisition Of Cottrell
RICHMOND, Va., July 23, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Ventures, Inc. ("Markel") announced today the acquisition of a majority interest in Cottrell, Inc. and affiliated entities ("Cottrell").  Headquartered in Gainesville, Georgia, Cottrell is a global leader in the design, manufacture and delivery of over-the-road automobile transport equipment. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed. Danny Zink, Cottrell's President and CEO, stated, "We wanted to find a partner that understood the way we ... 
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07/16/14Markel Corporation appoints Thomas K. Smith as Chief Marketing Officer
RICHMOND, Va., July 16, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE – MKL) has appointed Thomas K. "Smitty" Smith to the newly created position of Chief Marketing Officer. Smith has 30 years of insurance industry experience and joined Markel in 2007. In his new role, he is responsible for business development, branding, managing strategic relationships, creating digital assets, and corporate advertising/marketing activities. The appointment was effective July 1, 2014. "Smitty is a uniquel... 
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05/07/14Markel Reports First Quarter 2014 Results
RICHMOND, Va., May 7, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported book value per common share outstanding of $493.96 at March 31, 2014, up 4% from $477.16 at December 31, 2013. Comprehensive income to shareholders was $230.3 million for the quarter ended March 31, 2014 compared to $257.7 million for the first quarter of 2013. The combined ratio was 95% for the first quarter of 2014 compared to 91% for the first quarter of 2013. Diluted net income per share was $6.25 for the quar... 
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05/01/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date And Time
RICHMOND, Va., May 1, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Thursday, May 8, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments.   Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until May 19, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0136.  Inves... 
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02/10/14Markel Reports 2013 Financial Results
RICHMOND, Va., Feb. 10, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Markel Corporation (NYSE: MKL) reported diluted net income per share of $22.48 for the year ended December 31, 2013 compared to $25.89 in 2012.  The combined ratio was 97% in both 2013 and 2012.  Book value per common share outstanding increased 18% to $477.16 at December 31, 2013 from $403.85 at December 31, 2012.  Over the five-year period ended December 31, 2013, compound annual growth in book value per common share outstanding was 17%. Alan I. ... 
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02/04/14Markel Announces Conference Call Date and Time
RICHMOND, VA - (ACCESSWIRE - February 4, 2014) - Markel Corporation (NYSE-MKL) announced today it will hold a conference call on Tuesday, February 11, 2014 beginning at 10:30 am (Eastern Time) to discuss quarterly results and business developments. Any person interested in listening to the call or a replay of the call, which will be available from approximately two hours after the conclusion of the call until February 21, 2014, should contact Markel's Investor Relations Department at 804-747-0... 
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